eMedia Network Builds iON OTT/IPTV Service on Akamai

Akamai Media Delivery solutions enable eMedia to reach global audiences and grow subscriber base with broadcast-quality digital content

Feb 16, 2016, 06:30 ET from Akamai Technologies, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that eMedia Network is using Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions to deliver broadcast-quality video and radio content on its global OTT/IPTV platform, iON. The partnership has enabled eMedia to improve customer experiences and penetrate new markets across Europe, North America and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).

eMedia specializes in digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of multicultural television and radio content. The company has been delivering IPTV for more than seven years and its successful niche business is built on a commitment to providing reliable and high-quality content. The shift to Akamai has helped eMedia gain subscribers and partners while reaching new audiences and reducing abandonment rates. The provider has also introduced new, value-add services, secured access to all network operators and simplified vendor and network management.

"We are serving a small, niche market so quality is key because the community talks. If we do not offer the best service, in time, no one will watch our programming. By being on the Akamai platform, we can serve all networks and all devices efficiently and at broadcast quality," said Mark Lobwein, Executive Chairman, eMedia Network. "Together with our network partners and Akamai, we are wowing audiences around the world with interactive experiences that are at the forefront of online video."

To deliver more than 100 linear channels, eMedia is using Akamai Media Services Live, which includes multiple ingest points to access the scale and reach of its globally distributed Intelligent Platform. Akamai's Adaptive Media Delivery is designed to help ensure that content is delivered to viewers at optimal quality while automatically adjusting to multiple network types and varying connection speeds. And Akamai's cloud-based NetStorage enables eMedia's partners to offer catch-up and on-demand services thanks to immediately available storage capabilities.

"eMedia is showing how OTT providers can partner with Akamai to execute on innovative business and technology models that bring compelling, valuable content to targeted audiences at the high level of quality that they've come to expect," said John Bishop, CTO, Media, Akamai. "The combination of Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions and pervasive CDN support the quality and scale that eMedia requires to satisfy existing partners and viewers while expanding the reach of its OTT/IPTV service to new customers around the world."

About eMedia Network eMedia Network has become a leader in the broadcasting industry. Since its inception, it's been committed to giving customers and business partners superior value in its service from full time video, international broadcasting and telecommunications to multimedia platforms and value-added application services. For more information about eMedia Network, please visit www.emedianetwork.tv 

About iON iON powered by eMedia Network is a world-wide OTT/IPTV platform specializing in digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of multicultural television & radio programming. We deliver LIVE, CATCH UP and ON DEMAND content to every internet enabled device imaginable; empowering broadcasters/channel partners and wowing audiences around the world with interactive experiences leading the digital revolution. For more information about eMedia Network's OTT/IPTV platform iON, please visit www.i-on.tv.

About Akamai® As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt Akamai's services or network, unexpected termination of Akamai's agreements with eMedia Network, failure of Akamai's technology or systems to operate as expected and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.


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